[Live] Israel shells Gaza, civilians trapped again

The Israeli army is still bombing the Gaza Strip on Sunday (December 3rd) despite international calls for restraint in order to protect civilians and against the backdrop of a "stalemate" to renew the truce with the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.

A mother mourns her daughter killed in an Israeli bombardment in the Gaza Strip, in Deir al-Balah, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. AP - Hatem Moussa

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The truce in Gaza collapsed on Friday morning, 1 December. In 24 hours, more than 240 Palestinians died and 650 others were wounded, according to the Hamas-led government.

■ During the night of December 2-3, the Israeli army said it had struck "more than 400 targets" in the Gaza Strip. Hamas' military wing and its affiliated Islamic Jihad also announced that they had fired "barrages of rockets" at several Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv, on Saturday, with the Israeli military reporting "more than 250 rockets" fired.

■ The Hamas-run Gaza Strip's health ministry says the total death toll has exceeded 15,200, 70 percent of them women and children. More than 40,000 Palestinians were injured. Since 7 October, more than 1,200 Israelis have been killed.

■ During the truce, 110 hostages — 86 Israelis and 24 foreigners — were freed by Hamas, according to Israel's count. For its part, Israel has released 240 Palestinian prisoners;136 hostages remain in Gaza City, according to the Israeli military.

■ The Palestinian Red Crescent said it had "received aid trucks" on Saturday, the first since the end of the truce, via Egypt's Rafah crossing, a border crossing with Gaza. Some 100 vehicles entered the enclave, according to the same source.

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5:10 a.m.: Update on the situation with Institute for the Study of War

Key Takeaways 🧵

1/ #Hamas Political Bureau Deputy Chairman Saleh al Arouri said that Hamas would not agree to further hostage-for-prisoner exchanges until the end of #Israel's ground operation and a "comprehensive ceasefire" in the #Gaza Strip.

— Institute for the Study of War (@TheStudyofWar) December 3, 2023

5:00 a.m.: In Tel Aviv, former hostages urge Netanyahu to secure release of those still held captive

Thousands of people gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday night to demand the return of the 136 hostages still held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The weekly protest was held as the war resumed on Friday. And on Saturday, freed hostages spoke to the crowd. Our special correspondents Nicolas Falez and Julien Boileau were there.

Like every week, the crowd gathered in front of the Tel Aviv Museum chanted "archav!" and "now!" between each speech.


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